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NZ softwood exports cross threshold

New Zealand’s softwood log exports in June totalled 2.022 million m, crossing the 2.0 million m threshold for only the third month on record. Although well short of the record 2.141 million m recorded in March 2019, the big lift in exports reverses a downwards trend, especially for sh
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Queensland tradies to #growqldjobs

Queensland tradies and home renovators are being encouraged to #growqldjobs by ensuring their next project uses timber products grown and processed in Queensland. Source: Timberbiz Clarissa Brandt, Strategic Relations Manager at peak industry body Timber Queensland says the impact of
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Today is National Forestry Planting Day

Today is National Forestry Planting Day which recognises Australia’s sustainable and renewable forest industries. The Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA), Ross Hampton said each year approximately 70 million new trees are planted during winter
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Gumbaynggirr protestors at it again in Bagawa forest

Logging has been stopped at Bagawa State Forest this morning. It is the fourth time logging has been halted on the NSW Mid North Coast over the past six weeks by the Gumbaynggirr Conservation Group (GCG). Source: Timberbiz One individual is in a tree attached to two machines, effectiv
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Opinion: Tyler Hoguet – is biochar the next best thing to come out of forestry

As recently as 2017, just 11% of adults living in North America (surveyed by the North American Forest Partnership) would characterize the forest industry as “innovative.” And yet, we’ve seen the recent emergence of several cutting-edge wood technologies and forest products: from mass
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Friday Analysis: Between a rock and hard place VicForests takes off its gloves

Bunnings has indeed set VicForests an almost impossible goal. By demanding all Victorian native forest timber is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council of Australia, which includes three directors opposed to native timber harvesting, VicForests is left lodged between a solid rock
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A wooden boat like no other

Start saving now – Spirit Yachts unveiled its highly anticipated 34m sailing yacht, the Spirit 111. The sloop-rigged yacht is the largest single-masted wooden sailing yacht to be built in the UK since Shamrock V in the 1930s. Source: Timberbiz “Showcasing the Spirit 111 under sail and
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Vodafone UK gives mobile reception to trees

UK’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is involved in the project with telecoms company Vodafone and forestry research specialist Forest Research. It involves using sensors attached to trees and connected through Vodafone’s narrowband-IoT (NB-IoT) network to c
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US NASF details its COVID-19 stimulus plan

The National Association of State Foresters (NASF), composed of the forestry agency directors in the 50 states, the US territories, and the District of Columbia, has released its COVID-19 stimulus platform, detailing policy recommendations for inclusion in future economic stimulus leg
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